Book of the Week: Aerogrammes and Other Stories, by Tania James
By Jeremiah Chamberlin
Our new feature is Tania James’s collection Aerogrammes and Other Stories (Knopf). James is also the author of Atlas of Unknowns (Knopf, 2009), which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Notable, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a Best Book of 2009 for The San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. Her short fiction has appeared in such places as Boston Review, Granta, Guernica, Kenyon Review, One Story, Orion, and A Public Space. The title story of her collection was a finalist for Best American Short Stories 2008 and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Washington, DC.
In a recent review, Contributing Editor J.T. Bushnell writes:
Readers who enjoyed James’s debut novel, Atlas of Unknowns, will recognize her subject matter and style, but the range, wisdom, and poignancy in these nine stories keep them fresh and original.
We’re giving away a copy of Aerogrammes and Other Stories in two weeks to three of our Twitter followers. To be eligible for this giveaway (and all future ones), simply click over to Twitter and “follow” us (@fictionwriters).
To all of you who are already fans, thank you!
- Read the rest of Bushnell’s review.
- Check out Saskia Vogel’s interview with James last month for Granta.